Subject: Re: sysinst - autodetect for CD-ROM's
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-install
Date: 07/01/1999 23:12:09
Darren Reed <> writes:
> Whilst you're all talking pie-in-the-sky stuff about making it look better,
> on the more practicle front,

FWIW, I _don't_ think it's practical to add new features while the
existing functionality (be it the display algorithms, or the existing
partition editor, or whatever) don't work very well and/or are

> is it worth looking at CD-ROM drives which
> have been detected during bootup, mounting them and searching the root of
> the mount point for something which looks like a valid install disk ?  If
> it's no use umount it, go on to the next cdrom drive if there is one.

"When do you do this?"  (not at bootup; what if somebody puts in a
CD-ROM later?)

I could believe an option to the cd install that says "search attached
CD-ROM drives for installation CD-ROMs" or something.

Send a PR requesting the feature, if you think it'd be useful.  Maybe
somebody'll do it.

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.